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reviewed Captain Phillips (2013 film). October 12, 2013
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'Captain Phillips' directed by Paul Greengrass
Fact-based films work and sometimes they don’t. Some stick to the facts, while some tend to add fiction to drive entertainment value. After Paul Greengrass’ semi-documentary film “United …
reviewed Limitless. September 19, 2011
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Limitless
No one wants to become an addict to damage himself. Everyone becomes addicted to something because of the promise of becoming hipper, cooler, suaver, smarter and perhaps even more charismatic. Now let …
reviewed Source Code. April 02, 2011
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Source Code
“Moon” was an underappreciated sci-fi drama that never exactly made that much profit in the box-office. I really did enjoy the movie “Moon” which is why I was willing to take a …
reviewed The Adjustment Bureau. March 05, 2011
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The Adjustment Bureau
There’s something very familiar and yet it proves to be quite pleasing to the viewer when director/scripter George Nolfi takes on the movie adaptation of Philip Dick’s short story called “The …
reviewed I Spit On Your Grave. February 19, 2011
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I Spit On Your Grave
The 1978 original film “I Spit On Your Grave” was a product of its generation. It was exploitive, bold, perhaps a little silly but it made its mark as the ultimate, infamous revenge/rape flick …
reviewed Black Swan (2010 film). December 04, 2010
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Black Swan (2010)
Last time Darren Aronofsky impressed me this much was with the film “The Wrestler”; it was a cinematic experience that was filled with a methodical approach, careful calculation, character-driven …
reviewed Faster. November 27, 2010
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Faster
Of all the wrestlers who tried to make the transition from the cameras of the wrestling ring to the cameras of moviemaking, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson seems to have had the most success. Not …
reviewed The Happening. August 08, 2010
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The Happening
Act of God- A direct and sudden event or action of certain unexplainable forces that could not be reasonably foreseen; it compromises all evidence and defies all attempts at explanation by Science.   …
reviewed Salt (movie). July 24, 2010
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SALT (2010)
Oh my, you wouldn’t believe how many times we’ve seen the set up for the new movie starring Angelina Jolie “SALT”. Quite frankly, I wasn't expecting much from this action-thriller …
reviewed Inception. July 16, 2010
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Inception teaser poster
   After the highly-successful “The Dark Knight” which defined the way comic book movies should be made, one wouldn’t be hard-pressed to expect nothing but the best from …
reviewed The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (movie). July 16, 2010
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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2010)
I have to say that Sweden is beginning to have a great reputation in adapting books into the silver screen. Swedish director Niels Arden Oplev helms “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” (“Man …
reviewed Splice (2010 movie). June 06, 2010
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Splice (2010 movie)
Co-produced by Guillermo Del Toro and co-written and directed by Vincenzo Natali, in a joint venture between Canadian/French /American filmmakers; “SPLICE” is a horror-Sci/fi thriller …
reviewed The Lovely Bones (2009 movie). April 30, 2010
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The Lovely Bones (2009)
   Mainstream fans would remember Pater Jackson for his critically acclaimed “Lord of the Rings Trilogy” and “King Kong” while old-school horror fans may remember him …
reviewed After.Life (2009 movie). April 10, 2010
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After.Life (2009)
   Life after death according to co-writer/director Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo is the best way to describe this horror-psychological thriller “After.LIFE”. The film is on a limited …
reviewed The Vengeance Trilogy. March 23, 2010
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THE VENGEANCE TRILOGY
"Living without hate for people is almost impossible. There is NOTHING wrong with fantasizing  about revenge. You can have that feeling; YOU  just  shouldn't …
reviewed Armored (2009 movie). March 19, 2010
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Armored
   The last time I viewed a movie directed by Nimrod Antal was the horror thriller “Vacancy”. While I didn’t exactly enjoy that movie (save for wonderful Kate Beckinsale) I …
reviewed Green Zone. March 13, 2010
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Green Zone
   The war in Iraq. Why exactly did our country ever engage in such a war…weapons of mass destruction? If one remembers, about almost 7 years ago in 2003, then president George W. Bush …
reviewed Whiteout. February 20, 2010
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Whiteout
Despite the numerous bad reviews director Dominic Sena’s “WHITEOUT” had received I decided to give the movie a rent and see just how bad a movie can really get. I liked Sena’s …
reviewed Shutter Island (movie). February 20, 2010
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Shutter Island
   The last time I remember watching a Martin Scorsese directed pure suspense thriller was some years ago with the remake of “Cape Fear”. This time around, the acclaimed director …
reviewed Law Abiding Citizen. February 19, 2010
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Law Abiding Citizen
   We’ve all seen movies about the simple family man who has lost everything to misfortune made worst by a system that ultimately also fails him. “LAW-ABIDING CITIZEN” is one …
reviewed Typhoon (Taepung). February 17, 2010
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Typhoon (Taepung)
   It’s a bit difficult to write a review about a film that’s supposedly one of the (if not)most expensive films to come out of South Korea. I would definitely try to consider the …
reviewed The Stepfather. February 11, 2010
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The Stepfather
   It has been some years since I last saw the original “The Stepfather”. Heck, I think it was either 1990 or 1992 since I saw it last. 2009’s remake is a complete rehash of …
reviewed Public Enemy (movie). February 11, 2010
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Public Enemy (movie)
   Our boy QT loves Asian cinema, his film are influenced by samurai and martial arts themed films. However, the South Korean film “PUBLIC ENEMY” seemed to have turned the tables …
reviewed Murderer. January 24, 2010
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MURDERER
   Hong Kong cinema has been on the decline when it comes to suspense thrillers and “Murderer” is another attempt to try to hit box-office gold. The film was co-produced by Hong …
reviewed Legion (2010 movie). January 23, 2010
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LEGION
   Gosh, I just reviewed “The Book Of Eli” last week and here I am about to review a film that portrays a Biblical theme. Movies such as “The Prophecy” have portrayed …
reviewed Moon (2009 movie). January 14, 2010
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Moon DVD
   I’ve always had a fondness for movies about isolation, science fiction and most especially psychological thrillers. Little wonder that I would be interested in the debut film of director …
reviewed Marine Boy. January 12, 2010
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MARINE BOY
   “MARINE BOY” is an action-thriller directed by newcomer Yoon Jong-Seok; this film is not to be confused as a biopic on Korean Olympic swimmer Park Tae-Hwan who also goes by the …
reviewed A Perfect Getaway. January 04, 2010
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A Perfect Getaway (Theatrical/Unrated Director's
   Crime Thrillers are a dime-a-dozen in Hollywood. Consider me one of those movie fans who can quite possibly guess a surprise twist and have predicted the twist and turns of a good number …
reviewed MAD DETECTIVE. December 25, 2009
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MAD DETECTIVE
            MAD DETECTIVE is from Johnnie To's production outfit; Milky Way Image, the production company responsible for such acclaimed Hong Kong hits …
reviewed 13 Tzameti. December 14, 2009
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13 Tzameti
   13 TZAMETI is a French film written and directed by Gela Babluani, which won numerous awards in the Sundance and Venice film festivals. “Tzameti” is the Georgian word that means …
reviewed Orphan. October 29, 2009
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Orphan
      The taboo subject of killer tykes on the loose have always been touched on by filmmakers; “The Good Son”, “Joshua”, “Pet Semetary”, the Korean …
reviewed Diary (Chinese film). October 09, 2009
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   I was real pleased to see the Pang Brothers redeem themselves with “Re-Cycle”. Now, Oxide Pang Shun is all by his lonesome directing “DIARY” (2006), although brother …
reviewed Audition. October 04, 2009
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Audition (Unrated) (Dir Sub)
   Whenever someone who has no knowledge of Japanese director Takashi Miike asks me what I can recommend from his works, I say “AUDITION” about 99 % of the time. Miike has become …
reviewed Visitor Q. October 01, 2009
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Visitor Q
 During a time when all the horror films seemed to have the usual plot devices, great looking actors and PG-13 ratings with an obligatory approval from test audiences, along comes Takashi Miike who …
reviewed Beast Stalker. August 08, 2009
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   I rather thought that 2008 didn’t bring anything special to the world of Hong Kong crime dramas. So, it is quite refreshing to see director Dante Lam with co-writer Jack Ng come up …
reviewed Horsemen. July 24, 2009
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Horsemen
   I have a definite fondness for psychological thrillers; they have the terrific potential to engage its audience, to serve up suspense and send the audience into one mind-boggling ride. In …
reviewed The Unborn. July 13, 2009
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Unborn
   David S. Goyer had written the first two “Blade” films and co-wrote “Batman Begins” with Christopher Nolan so I excused him for his lackluster directorial efforts …
reviewed The Host. June 19, 2009
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The Host
The top-grossing film in Korea for 2006 was inspired by Hollywood and Japanese monster films. It is a tricky thing; there is just too much temptation for disaster, and too many things to go wrong. Critics …
reviewed The Strangers. June 14, 2009
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The Strangers
After watching the French-horror thriller "THEM" a few months ago, I didn't really have high hopes for this supposed "based" on true events film: "THE STRANGERS". If …
reviewed Max Payne (2008 movie). February 03, 2009
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Max Payne
A review of the Unrated Director's Cut: Video game to movie adaptations are almost a dime a dozen. Sure, there have been more misses than hits. I liked the movie adaptation of "Silent Hill", have very …
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